Government announces investment in rural high-speed internet

The Nova Scotia government has announced more than $1 million to help people in rural areas get access to high-speed Internet.

The province says it's giving $1.44 million to 22 projects that will improve Internet service for up to 5,400 homes and 420 businesses across the province.

Around one-third of the announced funding is going to projects in the Fundy-Annapolis Valley region.

Locally, the Community Technology Network Association of Nova Scotia is receiving $75,000 for work in Colchester County, while the Lismore and District Recreational Committee in Pictou County has been awarded  $73,240.

Premier Stephen McNeil says some people could see better access to high-speed Internet in their communities in a matter of months.

With files from the Canadian Press.